Career Benefits

A police officer position means adventure, outdoor work, security, prestige, job satisfaction, professional training, and advancement opportunities. These are only a few of the many advantages available to officer with the Burlington Police Department, a nationally accredited department, which is widely recognized as one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the southeast.

The primary responsibility of every Burlington police officer is the protection of life and property. By virtue of his or her position, the officer fills a vital role in the well-being of the community. While effective police techniques and modern equipment are important factors in the continuing struggle against crime, the driving force in crime suppression is the individual police officer.

Great Reasons to Work for the BPD:

Thank you for considering employment with the Burlington Police Department. Listed below are some of the many great reasons to become a part of our BPD community:

Competitive Benefits:

Employees with the Burlington Police Department receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including longevity pay, annual salary supplement, health and life insurance, retirement benefits, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, and educational assistance. You can download the full benefits package here 
Officer Harris-Stewart with pen pal student
  1. Opportunities to Advance
School Resource Officer
Training Section
Traffic Unit
Community Relations
K9 Unit

Code of Ethics:

All sworn and civilian personnel will abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). All law enforcement officers must be fully aware of the ethical responsibility of their position and must constantly strive to live up to the highest possible standards of professional policing. The IACP believes it is important that police officers have clear advice and counsel available to assist them in performing their duties so as to be consistent with these standards. It has adopted the following ethical mandates as guidelines to meet these standards:
  • Confidentiality
  • Cooperation
  • Discretion
  • Impartiality
  • Integrity
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